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Course module: 201900076
Advanced Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology: Experimental Psychology
Course infoSchedule
Course code201900076
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / Level3 (3 (Bachelor Advanced))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Undergraduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychology;
Contact personprof. dr. I.G. Klugkist
Telephone+31 30 2539236
dr. C. van den Boomen
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prof. dr. I.G. Klugkist
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B.P. Lindijer, MSc
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B. Velde
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Teaching period
3  (08/02/2021 to 23/04/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotD: D (WED-afternoon, Friday)
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 28/10/2020 up to and including 29/11/2020
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 25/01/2021 up to and including 26/01/2021
Waiting listNo
Course goals
  • Understanding of research methods and multivariate analysis techniques used in psychological research
  • Being able to read scientific articles containing a detailed description of psychological research
  • Being able to perform analyses in SPSS and to interpret the output given by SPSS in the light of the research question
This course has a general part for all psychology students, and a track-specific part. The general part is thaught at the same time and together with students from the other 3 psychology tracks. After the general part the 4 tracks separate into the track-specific parts.

General part - content
The topics covered are: multiple regression, moderator and mediator effects, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and repeated measures analysis of variance and mixed designs. Every topic will be discussed in the context of psychological research. The goals of studying the different statistical techniques include being able to execute, understand and correctly interpret these techniques, but also include developing the ability to critically review psychological research articles and reflect on strengths and possible weaknesses in design, data, analyses, reporting of results, and/or conclusions drawn from the results.
Track Cognitive Psychology- content
In the Cognitive Psychology track, students follow lectures and practicals where the students gain insight in analyses which are used in, among others, psychophysical tests and single case studies. There are three topics, each covered in a lecture, practical, and test. The topics are ‘Know your data’, ‘Signal Detection Theory’, and ‘Single case studies’.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Elementary knowledge on: methods related to the design of studies and questionnaires, experimental and non-experimental research, and the collection of data, . Elementary knowledge on population, sample, hypothesis, correlation, simple regression analysis, one-way analysis of variance, and descriptive statistics.
Prerequisite knowledge can be obtained through
KOM (201800051) and TOE (201800055).
Required materials
Field, A. (2017). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th edition). London: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781526419521.
Further literature will be provided on Blackboard.
Instructional formats
Exam inspection

Instructional lecture


Office hour


Small-group session

Test 1 (M&S exam)
Test weight60
Minimum grade5

Details about testing will be provided on Blackboard.

Aspects of student academic development
Information study and analysis
Intellectual skills
Scientific context
Research report analysis and evaluation
Material / data analysis and processing
Research skills - overall

Test 2 (track-specific part)
Test weight40
Minimum grade5.5

Details about testing will be provided on Blackboard.

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